Category Archives: Bombshells

Mamie Van Doren Turns 88, Has *@#! Message for Trump

Marilyn Monroe sang "Happy Birthday" to her president, but Mamie Van Doren is taking another route. Mamie's most recent photo on FB (Image via Facebook) The last of the '50s sex kittens, Van Doren turned 88 February 6 ... but age is doing a poor job of mellowing her! The ageless vamp was actually unable…
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Past & Curious: ‘Gone’ Is Back, ‘Star Wars’ Over & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Talk about for-profit prisons! (Image via Warner Bros.) RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: Caged (1950) airs February 7 on TCM, and Rick's got a write-up that'll make you remember to watch or record it. Designing woman (Image via Dance Theater of Harlem) NYT: The Times looks back at the incredible…
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Never-Seen Footage of Sal Mineo & Don Johnson Onstage

If you know anything about Sal Mineo (1939-1976) and Don Johnson (b. 1949), you know they acted in the racy play Fortune and Men's Eyes 50 years ago, and that while it was adapted as a feature film in 1971 starring Wendell Burton (1947-2017), Michael Greer (1943-2002) and Zooey Hall (b. 1946), no footage of…
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Streisand Replies to Oscar Nominee’s Fan Letter 47 Years Later

If you haven't seen Can You Ever Forgive Me?, please do — both Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant (not to mention Jane Curtin!) are brilliant in this true story about a woman who resorts to forgery when her sheer talent isn't enough to put food on the table. Both leads are Oscar-nominated, but it…
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Gina Lollobrigida Spotted in L.A.

Living legend Gina Lollobrigida, she of Beat the Devil (1953), Trapeze (1956) and Bueno Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968), is 91 years old — but she hasn't slowed down. Photographer Brennan Tope noticed the Italian siren standing hand on hip, all in black, at her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in L.A. today, surveying her…
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Ann Jillian: A to Z

Young'uns have no idea who Ann Jillian was, or that she is! Jillian as we all remember her! (Image via head shot) Born as Ann Nauseda on January 29, 1950, Jillian got her start as a child actor who popped up on episodic TV, including Leave It to Beaver (1960) and Shirley Temple's Storybook (1960)…
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Past & Curious: Burgers with Angie, Caine’s Kiss-Off & More!

Links to the past with relevance today ... Dickinson reflects (Image via NBC) L.A. TIMES: Cheeseburgers with Angie Dickinson, 87. She still knows how to find her light. Beautiful Michael Parks (1940-2017) lived up Bus! (Image via Universal) RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: Remembering Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965). DO YOU REMEMBER?: Disney goes nostalgic with…
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She Was the First Lucy, but Where Is the Love?

Mary Kay Stearns passed away November 17, 2018, but her death went unreported until earlier this year. Who was she? Only the first Lucy.Let me explain. Mary Kay & Johnny circa 1950 (Image via CBS) Born October 27, 1925, Stearns was a theater actress who appeared on TV in 1947, where she modeled garments. Her…
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